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‘90s-themed Fall Informal totally radical

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

A group of campus organizations teamed up to create the Fall Informal, a trip “Back to the 90’s” in the “totally tubular” Linsalata Alumni Center. The dance was held by University Program Board (UPB), Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Class Officer Collective (COC) on the evening...

Footwork in two realities

Footwork in two realities

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University community had the opportunity to see a landmark performance for two weekends this November. In the finale of “Vistas”, the dance department’s fall concert, audiences can experience a pioneering performance using mixed-reality technology, Microsoft HoloLens. The...

“Coco” animator discusses character design

“Coco” animator discusses character design

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Christian Hoffman, the character supervisor for Pixar’s upcoming film “Coco,” spoke at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) as a part of the Pixar Coco College Tour on Monday, Nov. 6. He provided the audience with a glimpse at his work animating the characters in the film, releasing  Nov. 22....

A classic revisited

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Even though “Murder on the Orient Express” is one of legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie’s most-loved and easily appreciated novels, reinterpreting the 1934 masterpiece in a worthy fashion is no small task.  Despite multiple film and television adaptations of the first lady of mystery’...

Playlist of the Week Nov 10 – 16

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com Maroon 5 ft. Julia Michaels- “Help Me Out” Off of their new album “Red Pill Blues,” this catchy and uplifting tune brings together the classic high pitch of Adam Levine with the rougher voice of newcomer Julia Michaels. This is a great follow up to their popular sing...

Attend a cultural event or a performance

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 10 What: Fall Hafleh Where: Thwing Center Time: 6-9 p.m. Notes: Free admission, $5 dinner. Middle Eastern Cultural Association’s annual fall Hafleh including music, dance, henna and more. What: A Nickel For Your Thoughts LIVE 2017 Where: Harkness Chapel Time: 7:15-8:30 p.m. Notes:...

Political action you never knew you wanted

Mariah Sickler, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

Editor’s Note: The Observer’s November book recommendation is Daniel O’Malley’s “The Rook,” a supernatural action novel that combines a British bureaucracy with mystery and comedy. Pick it up if you’re looking for a distraction between midterms or over break. Imagine the two scariest...

Diverse home cooking takes center stage

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The day after the winners of “The Big Family Cooking Showdown” (BFCS)  were revealed across the pond, the BBC show appeared on Netflix in its entirety. Designed to fill the void left by “The Great British Bake Off” when it jumped to Channel 4, “BFCS” struggled to recreate the magic that made...

Maroon 5 releases most cohesive album yet

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Maroon 5 released their last full-length album, “V.” While the group steadily released singles and went on an extensive world tour to fill that gap, they’re finally back with their sixth studio album, “Red Pill Blues.” The album is packed...

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Footlighters goes “Into the Woods”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The first weekend of November marked The Case Western Reserve University Footlighters’ production of the Broadway classic “Into the Woods.” Over the course of four shows in three days, Nov. 2-4, the orchestra, cast and crew, led by director and second-year student Giuliana Conte, took audiences ...

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